“Stingy Crime (Criminal Thriller Book1)” by Kevel Lawrence is an atmospheric crime story set in Wales. A serial killer and a kidnapping are setting things in motion for two unlikely investigators: Teacher Ruth and programmer Chantal. Both have their own issues and make for some colourful and interesting characters.
The writing style is smooth and befits this short read. The author manages to keep the suspense up throughout. The crimes are sinister but I found it is the characters that make this novel so enjoyable. When I reached the last page I had grown fond of Ruth and Chantal and was sad to leave them behind.